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May 2014

“Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade” with Peter Maguire ’88

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

“An extraordinary work, at once a participatory anthropology, detached sociology, cultural history, remarkable example of oral history, series of smuggling stories, and many other things to boot.” – Anders Stephanson, Columbia University   Please join the Human Rights Project and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs for a talk by Bard Trustee and alumni Peter Maguire ’88, who will read from his latest book, ‘Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade’ published by Columbia University Press.…

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‘Through the Syrian Looking Glass’ with Max Weiss

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

On May 1, 2014, the Arabic Studies Department, Human Rights Project, and the Division of Languages and Literature present ‘Through the Syrian Looking Glass’, a lecture with Max Weiss on Optics, Politics, and Surveillance in Samar Yazbek’s In Her Mirrors and Rosa Yasin Hasan’s Rough Draft.   Contemporary Syrian literature bears unmistakable traces of more than four decades of authoritarian Baʿthist rule. This talk explores two recent Arabic novels–In Her Mirrors by Samar Yazbek and Rough Draft by Roza Yassin Hassan–that shed unique light on…

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April 2014

Photographers in Dialogue: A Conversation with Greg Marinovich and Gilles Peress Moderated by Tom Keenan

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Greg Marinovich was a member of the famed south African photography collective known as the “Bang-Bang Club,” and received a Pulitzer Prize for his working documenting the end of apartheid in South Africa and the nation’s transition to democracy. Gilles Peress is a photographer who documented conflicts from Bosnia to Rwanda, and his works have been exhibited and published widely across the globe. Tom Keenan, the director of Bard’s Human Rights Project, will moderate a discussion about these photographers’ careers…

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Peter Rosenblum in conversation with Larry Cox

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

Please join us for a conversation between Peter Rosenblum and Larry Cox. Larry Cox is the former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. More information to come.

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Re-assembling the Second World: From Urban Politics to Everyday Tactics

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Olin 102

A talk by Daria Bocharnikova Lecturer, Smolny College at St Petersburg University Despite some organized efforts to rationalize and manage urban growth in the twentieth century, cities continue to swell in unruly ways in the early 21st century. Uncontrolled urban growth remains the most urgent problem globally, with more than half the world’s population residing in urban areas as of 2008. In the search for new sustainable solutions and alternative models to urban sprawl, urban development experts might turn to…

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An Evening with Matika Wilbur – Inaugural Event of “Hózhóogo Naasháa Doo: In Beauty I Walk” Series

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olin 102

  The Difference & Media Project, LASO, The Human Rights Project, and the History Department present an evening with acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur,  the inaugural event of  “Hózhóogo Naasháa Doo: In Beauty I Walk”, a Native American educational series curated by Kalen Goodluck. Matika Wilbur is a widely-exhibited and collected photographer, writer, and educator from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Wilbur started Project 562, an exhibition which seeks to shed light on the true essence of…

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March 2014

Screening: The Guernica Variations

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Weis Theater

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica is the image of a disproportionate attack on unarmed civilians to demoralize and subjugate a whole population. The rules of war had changed, a new scenario had emerged: targeting civilians became a priority for anyone pursuing political aims, from every ideology, external or internal enemies, or even the governments. A contemporary reading of the painting must take into account Picasso’s intuition that the bombing of Guernica was a turning point that ushered in today’s use of terror…

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Drucilla Cornell “South African Dignity Jurisprudence: Why it Matters in South Africa and Beyond”

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 102

The dignity jurisprudence of the constitutional court of South Africa is sweeping in its range and philosophical depth. In this talk Prof. Cornell will cover the most significant and controversial aspects of this jurisprudence as well as the issues it raises more generally about the way we think about law. Drucilla Cornell is an American philosopher and feminist theorist, whose work has been influential in political and legal philosophy, ethics, deconstruction, critical theory, and feminism. Cornell is Professor of Political…

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Colors through the Darkness: Three Generations Paint and Write for Justice

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
RKC Auditorium

Raquel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy and Ruth Irupé Sanabria. During the years of military rule in Argentina in the 1970s, Alicia Partnoy was a young student who, along with her husband and thousands of others like them, was “disappeared.”  For five months, she was held in a clandestine prison by government forces for daring to argue for social equality and human rights. Her 18-month-old daughter Ruth was fortunate to have been found by her grandparents and raised by Raquel and her…

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Raphaël Dallaporta

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Organized by the Photo Department, and co-sponsored by HRP Raphaël Dallaporta will be speaking at Bard on March 5. Raphaël Dallaporta, 1980, France, is concerned with public issues addressing human rights as well as more symbolic subjects such as the fragility of life. He is the winner of the 2010 Young Photographer ICP Infinity Award and FOAM’s 2011 Paul Huf Award. In his series Antipersonnel he focused on landmines. He has isolated the many different kinds of mines and photographed them against a…

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